Site Security

Admin Tools is a true Swiss Army knife for your site. Our freely available Admin Tools Core will detect, notify you about new Joomla! releases, fix your files' and directories' permissions, protect your administrator directory with a password, change your database prefix, migrate links pointing to your old domain on-the-fly and perform database maintenance, all with a single click.

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Written and maintained by the same developer as Akeeba Backup and the Joomla! updater component of Joomla! 2.5.4 and later.

Note: a commercial edition (Admin Tools Professional) with extra security-oriented features is also available from our site for a fee. This listing is about the free version, Admin Tools Core.

Note 2: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a subscription to request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free.

Admin Tools

Posted on 02 August 2012
I'm relativley new to Joomla and products like ADMIN TOOLS make it so easy to manage your site. And if it wasn't for the ease of site BACKUP / RESTORE with the sister product AKEEBA BACKUP, I doubt if I would be using Joomla at all.

Both products are excellent.


Posted on 13 July 2012
This extension is very useful for administering a joomla website. All the features mentioned work without any problem. I have this extension installed in all of my sites.
I am a newbie and this extensions takes all the guesswork out for me. Thanks
I needed to upgrade from 1.5.23 to the latest of 1.5.26. Didn't feel like waiting on unzipping then FTPing over 10MB of files. I found the extension via a Google search for 1.5.23 patches. I wanted to make sure the 1.5.0 patch was the correct one. One of the results was a post in the Joomla forums and someone had recommended using Admin Tools.

I love it! Installed without a hitch. It let me know there was an update available. It downloaded and installed it.

Of course I've noticed Joomla 2.5 has updating built in. I'm happy to see Joomla is up with the times of built-in automated updates/update notification.
Admin Tools is very useful component. Especially for old Joomla 1.5 it makes very easy to update site and also adds some security tools like database table prefix change.

Also it was very helpful for upgrade Joomla 1.6, 1.7 while with standard Joomla update process there where sometimes problems.

Next important feature was update notification in Control Panel.

In Joomla 2.5 there were many improvements but Admin Tools is still helpful.

Admin Tools

Posted on 11 June 2012
Great set of tools. When the standard joomla upgrade failed (1.7 to 2.5.4) Admin tools came to the rescue and allowed me to upgrade seamlessly. Saved me a lot of time and hassle. Well done.

Well Done!

Posted on 10 May 2012
I'm a noobie at Joomla (though not at programming or website maintenance). I was given an old Joomla 1.5.15 website that had been hacked twice in the last month. Installed Admin Tools with no problems and used it to upgrade Joomla and to implement basic security changes. Thank you for providing such a clean, helpful tool!

Pure Excellence

Posted on 04 May 2012
I've been working with Joomla for a few years now, developed plenty of commerical sites, stores, directories, forums and the like.

There are a HANDFUL of extensions I don't leave home without - maybe 6 all up. This is one of them (although I use admin tools pro lately!). Another in that list is Akeeba Backup, by the same developer. Admin Tools and Akeeba go into every site I build, without question.

Why AdminTools?

Easy: check

Consistent across platforms: check

Security: check

Well documented: check (seriously well documented.)

Support: triple check

Nick routinely assists people with major site issues even though they are nothing to do with his extensions. The level of support is amazing.

Not only that, the self service documentation and trouble shooters are superb.

Product updates are constant and the extension does exactly what it says it does. I put up 2 test sites with Admin Tools "just to see" one day - they averaged 15 hack and probe attempts PER DAY for 3 weeks.

Get admin tools. Secure yourself. Make it easier to manage websites. And get back to the fun stuff, like building websites...instead of screwing around with security.

Great Tool

Posted on 25 April 2012
Incredible tool and indespensable to any Joomla site! I recommend it for anyone maintaining a Joomla web site.
Just the fact that it 1-click updates Joomla flawlessly is already a bliss but on top of that it help me EASILY plug the most common security holes such as Admin ID, table prefixes or file permissions and even adds some other administration tools such as correcting migrated links. It just makes life so much easier. And it's free! I use it in every 1 of my sites. A must have.
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Admin Tools

Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Feb 18 2019
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Related paid extension :
Admin Tools Professional
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